Just a Few Couscous Songs

Musical as I am, I have songs for when I’m happy, songs for when I’m sad, songs for when I’m in love and songs for when I’m so mad at somebody I want to punch them in the face. I even have songs to listen to when I’m craving couscous, making couscous or eating couscous.

I do love my couscous songs. They make the whole couscous experience more multi-dimensional.

Here are a few must-know couscous songs. They’re in a different language but the rhythmic Arabic melody is so pleasant it will set the perfect mood for your couscous dinner.

Song 1:
Fais-moi du couscous chéri by Bob Azzam: literally “make me some couscous, honey” is about a man who loves his wife dearly but complains that she wakes up hungry in the middle of the night, rubs her stomach and asks him to make her couscous. Determined to discourage her, he makes her a bad couscous in the hope of getting her to stop disrupting his sleep.



Song 2:
J’ai perdu 25 kilos by Enrico Macias: in this very amusing song, Enrico talks about his draconian diet and how he is losing so much weight he will soon be able to hide behind his microphone. He describes his deprivation and his cravings for everything from merguez to mechoui. Seeing how much he has suffered in his diet, his friends decide to offer him a couscous. He is very excited.

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I’ve made two new couscous dishes that I will be sharing here soon. In the meantime, you have these songs to make the anticipation a little easier. :)


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3 Responses to “Just a Few Couscous Songs”

  1. 1

    Paula — 05/01/2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Love this, please consider sharing

  2. 2

    Nisrine — 05/01/2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Thanks, Paula. :)

  3. 3

    Eha — 05/02/2012 @ 5:15 am

    At this late evening hour in Eastern Australia am bubbling over with laughter – love couscous even without song, but this IS fun!!

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